Megan Hansen

Town to look at Rec Hall use rates, guidelines

Coupeville Town Council assigned a committee to review use and rate structures at the Rec Hall. The committee was appointed after Mayor Molly Hughes raised… Continue reading


New nursery in Coupeville blooming with energy

Jackie Bartsch has been getting a lot of lookie-loos in the last several months as she slowly makes renovations to her newest business venture. “A… Continue reading


Port continues levy lid lift discussions

The Port of Coupeville is taking steps to place a levy lid lift on the November ballot. Commissioners discussed the plan further during a workshop… Continue reading


Bringing style, design options to Central Whidbey

Owners of a new interior design store want their shop to be as warm and welcoming as the Greenbank Farm community they just joined. Seaside… Continue reading

District changes name to include ‘pool’

Commissioners for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District decided to change its name to make it clear to voters it owns and operates the… Continue reading

‘Conductor’ leads night of laughs, rich desserts and fund-raising

The annual Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction Saturday was an evening filled with laughter, competition and giving back. The new emcee, self-proclaimed “Conductor of Fun” Jim… Continue reading

Coupeville schools levies passing with more than 60 percent

Both replacement levies for the Coupeville School District are passing by a landslide. The district’s Maintenance and Operations/Enrichment Levy is passing with 1,793 votes, or… Continue reading

New nonprofit raising funds to reopen community pool

An army of volunteers will be out Wednesday in the Oak Harbor community collecting donations with the sole purpose of getting the community pool reopened.… Continue reading

Sweet! Tickets are still available for Coupeville’s tastiest event of the year

A handful of tickets remain available for Saturday’s Coupeville Chocolate Walk. For the third year, participants can spend a Saturday strolling through the historic seaside… Continue reading

Coupeville Lion chosen as new town council member

Of three candidates who applied to fill a vacancy on Coupeville Town Council, the relative newcomer was appointed to the seat. Rick Walti retired in… Continue reading

Penn Cove Mussel Festival unveils new poster

Organizers unveiled the new poster art for the 2018 Penn Cove Mussel Festival Monday night. This is the first year the festival has been solely… Continue reading

Board seeking ideas on how to reopen pool

Commissioners for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District are inviting the public to attend a special workshop Thursday, Jan. 25. The workshop will be… Continue reading

Port floats idea of pursuing levy lid lift

Officials of the Port of Coupeville began preliminary discussions Wednesday about possibly running a levy lid lift in November. “Now’s the time to start talking… Continue reading

April Fools stories mark most read of the year

Out of the thousands of articles published this year in the Whidbey News-Times, the Top Two stories read most online were fake. Two stories from… Continue reading

Festival association awards $31,000 in community grants

Coupeville Festival Association distributed $31,000 in community grants last week to nonprofit groups and projects aimed at bettering the Central Whidbey community. Those grants, combined… Continue reading

Grants to help fund town road repairs

Some Coupeville roads will be getting a facelift in the coming year. Coupeville Town Council approved three road related projects this week, mostly utilizing grant… Continue reading

Donation drive about caring for community

As Pati Brigman collected warm winter coats for donation Thursday afternoon at her Coupeville store, she suddenly stopped. “What about scarves and gloves?” she asked.… Continue reading

Coupeville awards $1.2 million bid for elementary expansion

Coupeville School District will be starting the last major project funded by its capital facilities levy in January. The school board awarded P&L Construction out… Continue reading

Coupeville Schools bringing M&O, tech levies to voters

The Coupeville School District will ask voters to approve two replacement levies in February. The two levies, a maintenance and operations levy and a technology… Continue reading

Town to fill council, commission vacancies

Councilwoman Lisa Bernhardt is resigning her position on the council effective Dec. 31 after serving half of her four-year term. The Town of Coupeville is… Continue reading